Kirkland poaches Proskauer secondaries lawyer

Sean Hill, who spent 12 years at Proskauer, will be based in Kirkland's Boston office.

Sean Hill

Kirkland & Ellis has added a Boston-based secondaries lawyer to its investment funds group, according to a statement from the law firm.

Sean Hill, who joins from Proskauer Rose, where he was a partner, has worked on the structuring and execution of secondaries transactions and formation of private investment funds.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Hill spent 12 years with Proskauer, where he rose to the position of co-head of the private investment funds group, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Kirkland also hired Stephanie Berdik, who advises investment sponsors on fund structuring and related activities such as fundraising, regulation and compliance, and issues around ownership and operation. She also joins from Proskauer.

“We are excited to welcome Sean and Stephanie as the first investment funds lawyers in our new Boston office,” said John O’Neil, global head of Kirkland’s investment funds group. “Their experience is perfectly aligned for our global investment funds platform, which now includes more than 230 dedicated attorneys focused on providing sophisticated fund sponsor clients with full coverage throughout the lifecycle of a fund.”

Kirkland & Ellis has 230 investment fund lawyers across the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.